Are you interested in learning more about Muslims in America? If so, please attend a screening and discussion of Journey Into America hosted by the Muslim Student Association. A traditional dinner will also be served.
Thursday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
BC Hearth Room
Journey Into America is a film made by Akbar Ahmed as a complement to his book Journey Into Islam. In the film, Ahmed travels the United States with a group of recent college graduates visiting Muslim communities—what he discovers is the richness of Islamic diversity in the United States, as well as hardships faced by Muslim Americans.
Akbar Ahmed is currently the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The BBC has called him “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam.” He has advised General David Petraeus, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and other U.S. agencies on Islam and foreign policy. He is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books, including Discovering Islam, which was the basis of the BBC six-part series called “Living Islam.”